Parallel Designs

Training Solutions

ABOUT US

Parallel Designs (PD) is an experienced national leader in providing training services to government, academic, and corporate institutions. PD brings innovation, reliability, and sound solutions to each project. With over 25+ years of combined experience, the partners of PD work closely with each client to fully understand specific needs and desires. This leads to innovative training solutions that save time, save money, and exceed expectations.


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Rayme Pastore, Ph.D.

Dr. Pastore has over 15 years of Instructional Design and Technology experience. He has worked for numerous fortune 500 companies, military branches, k-12 schools, and universities. Currently, Dr. Pastore is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Instructional Technology program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In this role he teaches courses in instructional design, multimedia, game development, and project management. Sample organizations Dr. Ray Pastore has worked for as a consultant or full-time employee include: Booz Allen Hamilton, PBS, MetLife, Subaru of America, Penn State University (PSU), Slippery Rock University, Army, Department of Defense, St. Barnabas Health Care, Walden University, and University of Phoenix. Dr. Pastore has a Ph.D. from PSU with a minor in Educational Psychology and a MS from Bloomsburg University in Instructional Technology.

Jessica Briskin

Jessica Briskin, MEd.

Ms. Briskin is a learning, web, and graphic designer, as well as an educator, researcher, and lifelong learner. Ms. Briskin has experience in corporate and educational industries, including K-12 and higher education as an adjunct instructor. Her corporate experience includes working as a Senior Learning Design and Developer in NYC, where she designed and developed eLearning and mLearning courses, instructor-led training, videos, infographics, and performance support tools. Currently, she is a Doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in the Learning, Design, and Technology program. She graduated from PSU with a Master of Education in Instructional Systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Management, and Design from Ithaca College.

Articles

Below are some articles that we have written about the field.

Instructional Design

Zaballero, L., Briskin, J. & Asino, T. (2015, June) Instructional Design Skills Need to Keep up With Pace of Change. Talent Management Magazine.

 

elearning Design

Pastore, R. (2015). Learner Preferences of Time-Compressed Instruction. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. 12(6). 3-20.

Pastore, R. & Ritzhaupt, A. (2015) Using time-compression to make multimedia learning more efficient: Current research and practice. Techtrends. 59(2), 66-74.

Pastore, R. (2016). Learner Preferences in Multimedia Design. Journal of Multimedia Processing and Technologies, 7(4), 144-152.

 

Games and Simulations

Deale, D. & Pastore, R. (2014) SimSchool. Computers in the Schools. 32(3), 197-219.

Pastore, R. S., & Falvo, D. (2010). Pre- and in-service teachers perceptions of gaming in the classroom. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 7(12).

 

Video-Based Learning

Ritzhaupt, A., Pastore, R., & Davis, R. (2015) Effects of captions and time-compressed video on learner performance and satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior. 59, 222-227.

 

Mobile-Based Learning

Pastore, R. & Martin, F. (2013). Designing and Developing Mobile Based Instruction: A Designers Perspective, Design and Technology Education, 18, 3, 61-72.

Martin, F., Pastore, R., & Snider, J. (2012). Mobile design and development in an instructional technology class. Techtrends, 56(5), 46-51.

Pastore, R. S., & Land, S. (2011). Mobile Computing in Higher Education. In D. Surry (Ed.), Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects. Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Briskin, J., Asino, T. I., Montalto-Rook, M., & Dong, Y. (2010). Smart apps: An analysis of educational applications available on smartphones and the implications for mobile learning. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

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